From the Imperial City of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the Nazca Lines and the Lost City of Machu Picchu, Peru abounds in mysterious pre-Inca and Inca archeological wonders; not to mention its colorful folklore and a cuisine gaining international renown, both forged through the converging indigenous, Spanish, African, and Asian influences. Fortify yourself with a Pisco Sour or Coca Tea and get ready for the adventure of a lifetimeÃ¢Â€Â¦
The official name of the central South American country of Bolivia is the "Plurinational State of Bolivia", a nod to its multiethnic population of about 10 million people of Amerindian, Mestizo, European, and African descent. The main language is Spanish, although Aymara and Quechua are prevalent as well, along with other indigenous languages. This cultural heterogeneity has given birth to rich folkloric traditions in art, literature, music, and cuisine.